Multipolar nonlinear nanophotonics

Daria Smirnova, Yuri S. Kivshar*

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    Nonlinear nanophotonics is a rapidly developing field of research with many potential applications for the design of nonlinear nanoantennas,light sources,nanolasers,and ultrafast miniature metadevices. A tight confinement of the local electromagnetic fields in resonant photonic nanostructures can boost nonlinear optical effects,thus offering versatile opportunities for the subwavelength control of light. To achieve the desired functionalities,it is essential to gain flexible control over the near- and far-field properties of nanostructures. To engineer nonlinear scattering from resonant nanoscale elements,both modal and multipolar control of the nonlinear response are widely exploited for enhancing the near-field interaction and optimizing the radiation directionality. Motivated by the recent progress of all-dielectric nanophotonics,where the electric and magnetic multipolar contributions may become comparable,here we review the advances in the recently emerged field of multipolar nonlinear nanophotonics,starting from earlier relevant studies of metallic and metal-dielectric structures supporting localized plasmonic resonances to then discussing the latest results for all-dielectric nanostructures driven by Mie-type multipolar resonances and optically induced magnetic response. These recent developments suggest intriguing opportunities for a design of nonlinear subwavelength light sources with reconfigurable radiation characteristics and engineering large effective optical nonlinearities at the nanoscale,which could have important implications for novel nonlinear photonic devices operating beyond the diffraction limit.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1241-1255
    Number of pages15
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2016


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